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STUFF Made in Connecticut - Fall 2017

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7 8 S T U F F • F a l l 2 0 1 7 C O M P A N Y P R O F I L E S STEVENS MANUFACTURING CO. INC. With military aircraft makers its biggest customers, it's only fitting that Stevens Manufacturing Company is constantly looking up — working to upgrade and improve its technological edge and process efficiencies and looking for the next level of perfection. The company works to give young people a hand up into manufacturing, with internships and other programs. Whether a new employee or a loyal, longtime team member, all have the advantage of building skills with Stevens' ultimate precision machining and assembly on its state-of-the-art equipment. www.StevensMfgCo.com Address: 220 Rock Lane, Milford, CT 06460-3803 Phone: 203-878-2328 Full-time employees: 67 Year founded: 1956 President: Mark Francis Executive Vice President of Business Development: Nick Reinke C O M PA N Y P R O F I L E Stevens manufactures precision-machined parts and complex flight safety assemblies like flight controls, cyclic and collective sticks, pedal assemblies, large aluminum airframe machined parts and longerons for fixed- wing fighter jets. Stevens also excels in EDM wire cutting, parts assembly, part marking and systems integration. Stevens manufactures parts for both rotary and fixed-wing military aircraft, including the Sikorsky Aircraft Presidential Program. Its largest customer is the pioneer of rotorcraft aviation, Sikorsky Aircraft. Other customers include Polskie Zaklady Lotnicze (PZL) a Sikorsky company in Poland; Kaman Aerospace Corporation; KLX Aerospace Solutions; and Aero Vodochody in the Czech Republic. For more than 60 years, Stevens has employed skilled machinists, manufacturing engineers, assemblers and quality inspectors. Many of its loyal employees have dedicated more than 20 years to Stevens, pushing the company to the forefront of manufacturing. Over the past two decades, Stevens has offered an internship program to a local high school, Platt Technical, so students can explore the different positions in the manufacturing industry and pursue rewarding careers. Recently Stevens partnered with The Advanced Manufacturing Program at Housatonic Community College, working to provide young adults there with the tools, mindset, and confidence to succeed in advanced technology and CNC manufacturing environments. Training, 401K, medical insurance, company-paid life insurance, short- and long-term disability, employee-recognition programs and performance-based bonuses. To engage students in rewarding careers, a representative from Stevens sits on a management team to support Platt Technical High School's advisory board. Stevens also holds charity golf tournaments for charities like United Way and St. Vincent's Hospital. Stevens understands the importance of reuse. The company collects and recycles all waste metals and donates extra raw materials and tooling to Platt Technical High School. P R O D U C T S M A R K E T S / C U S TO M E R S C O M PA N Y B E N E F I T S C O M M U N I T Y E N G A G E M E N T E N V I R O N M E N TA L A W A R N E S S C A R E E R / J O B O P P O R T U N I T I E S "I would love to see more young women in the field, with more diversity in the work environment. I feel as though a lot of youth don't get introduced to manufacturing." Joslyn Medina POSITION: Assembly Lead AGE: 26 SCHOOL: Bullard-Havens Technical High School YEARS AT COMPANY: 4 JOB DUTIES: Inventory Management & Parts Assembly FASCINATION: Joslyn has always loved to build things. It took her from Bullard-Havens to a trade college for aviation. There her interests turned to helicopters, and finally led her home to Stevens.

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